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Bill Detail: HB22-1086

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Title The Vote Without Fear Act
Status Governor Signed (03/30/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
  • Elections & Redistricting
House Sponsors T. Sullivan (D)
J. Bacon (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/19/2022
Summary

The bill prohibits a person from openly carrying a firearm within
any polling location or central count facility, or within 100 feet of a ballot
drop box or any building in which a polling location or central count
facility is located, while an election or any related ongoing election
administration activity is in progress. Exceptions are made for persons
who own private property within the 100-foot buffer zone to carry a

firearm on the private property and for peace officers acting within the
scope and authority of their duties to carry a firearm.
Openly carrying a firearm inside or within 100 feet of a polling
location, central count facility, or drop box is a misdemeanor, punishable
by a maximum $1,000 fine, up to 364 days imprisonment in the county
jail, or both.

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